Give My Regards To Broad Street

Date: 1984
Director: Peter Webb
Production Company: MPL Communications, Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation

Stars: Paul McCartney, Bryan Brown, Tracey Ullman
Location(s): Buckinghamshire, London

Region(s): ,

Storyline:

The master tapes for Paul McCartney’s new album have gone missing and an employee with a questionable background is suspected. Most of the film takes place in flash-back with fantasy sequences inserted.

Additional Information:

Screen captures and uncredited ‘now’ images uploaded by Phil Wilkinson

 

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Soon after the start of the flash-back, Paul McCartney arrives in his customised 1950's Ford Popular.

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Blomfield Road, London W9 identified by the trees alongside the canal. The tree in the centre of the screen grab is the one on the left of this image. The location was also seen in '11 Harrowhouse'.

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Paul Linton has been researching this film and has learned that this shot and grbs003 was actually an Art Deco facade built on a backlot of Elstree Studios. (RL)

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A facade built on a backlot at Elstree Studios, see grbs002. (RL)

Paul sets off for Elstree. Blomfield Road in Maida Vale.

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Tree spotting again.

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Paul arrives at Elstree Studios, Shenley Road Borehamwood. Then owned by Thorn-EMI.

Paul and entourage en route to a band rehearsal on Butlers Wharf.

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Shad Thames, London SE1. The van is actually driving away from the road entrance to Butlers Wharf!

Arriving at the location of the rehearsal.

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Butlers Wharf, London SE1 looking towards Shad Thames.

Steve (Bryan Brown) on Bulters Wharf.

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A tidier Butlers Wharf, London SE1.

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Unidentified location.

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Sandra (Tracey Ullman) heads home. Reverse shot of image grbs009. Unidentified location.

Steve in Butlers Wharf, London SE1 on the south bank of the Thames near Tower Bridge.

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A drier day and Olympic Rings visible on Tower Bridge.

Big Bob (Luke McMasters) on Butlers Wharf.

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The same location now.

Crossing Tower Bridge, London SE1.

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Ruth Patterson sent in this picture of the south tower of Tower Bridge looking north.

The BBC's Broadcasting House in Portland Place, London W1.

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Now: also seen in Once A Jolly Swagman and Love and Death on Long Island. SJ

Steve arrives at Broadcasting House.

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In front of the Langham Hotel. SJ

During the extended Eleanor Rigby sequence. The Temple of Music, West Wycombe Park, Buckinghamshire. The location was also used in 'Another Country' and 'To the Devil a Daughter'.

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The same Temple.

During the extended Eleanor Rigby sequence. Paul Linton has advised that this is The Temple Of The Winds in West Wycombe Park.

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And this shots supports the identification.

View of Battersea Power Station across the Thames as Paul drives around London looking for the lost tape.

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The same view now from Peter.

Paul drives along Bermondsey Wall East.

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The background is now in the process of being redeveloped.

Paul arrives at The Old Justice . . . .

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. . . . at the corner of Bermondsey Wall East and Farncombe Street, London SE16.

The base of Centre Point, the corner of Charring Cross Road and New Oxford Street, London WC1.

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No busking now! and no Charring Cross Road either whilst a new underground station is built.

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Paul drives towards Broad Street station. The station closed in 1986 and the area has been completely redeveloped.

Driving along Old Broad Street with the titular station in the background.

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The same location now in London EC2.

Paul passes the currently named Railway Tavern as he drives along Liverpool Street, London EC2.

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Methinks there's some construction work going on!

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Paul on the concourse of Broad Street station.

Dream sequence of Paul busking outside an Underground station.

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The former Little Newport Street entrance to Leicester Square underground station on the corner with Charring Cross Road.

Back in the 'present day' and Steve greets Paul as he arrives at MPL headquarters. Queen Annes Gate, London SW1.

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Not a drop of rain in sight.

Closing shot of MPL headquarters.

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Queen Annes Gate, London SW1.

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